BBC publishes new audio consumption data
The BBC has published its latest consumption data. Plays of on-demand radio and podcast content within its BBC Sounds app were up 21% year-on-year to a record 226mn. However, podcast downloads on third-party platforms fell 22% y-on-y, to also reach 226mn. It’s the first time open podcast numbers for the Corporation have matched total on-demand consumption in its app.
The Independent Podcast Awards took place on Monday evening. We have a full list of the winners, including links to trailers and hosting details. Pod Bible sent a reporter. The winner of the Independent Podcast of the Year was Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did.Independent Podcast Awards
Airwave has announced a distribution, monetization, marketing, and promotion deal with Economics Explained. The three shows are owned and operated by Lunar X.
The Marketplace Podcast Advertising Rates at Libsyn’s AdvertiseCast fell to an average CPM of $22.39 in October. That’s a 2.2% drop on September, and a 6.5% drop year-on-year.
SiriusXM released its Q3 financial numbers. Podcasting saw a revenue growth of 28% in the quarter. The number of users at Pandora continues to shrink, though.Pandora SiriusXM
NPR and Edison Research will unveil The Spoken Word Audio Report on Nov 9 at 2pm ET.Edison Research
Octave writes about the company’s recent appearance at the IAB Podcast Upfronts in the UK.IAB
From Bumper, Dan Misener writes about an apparent decline in downloads from Apple Podcasts as a result of changes to auto-downloading in iOS 17. He shows how to check your stats.Apple
Our page on understanding podcast statistics has been rewritten to include YouTube and updated information about Spotify for Podcasters.Spotify YouTube
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Podcast data for Nov 1
#1 in Apple Podcasts
The Kids of Rutherford County (Serial Productions & The New York Times)
Ghost Story (Wondery | Pineapple Street Studios)
#1 in Spotify
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
THE MORNING SHIFT (YOUKNOW MEDIA)
Over the last week, 211,473 podcasts published at least one new episode (up 1.6%). source